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New Growth

2023 IEP Program
Mars Foods Corporate Accelerator

We aim to make a wide ranging, far reaching and long lasting global impact on agrifood systems

In 2019, Mars Food Australia ran the Seeds of Change Accelerator Program in partnership with Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and Food Futures Company.

Six start-ups were chosen for an intensive four months from more than 224 applicants: Spiralz Fermented Foods; The Australian Superfood Co; Edible Bug Shop; Human Connection Project: Fable; and Grounded.

The intensive program included mentoring, market analysis, branding work, product and strategy development and financial investment of $40,000 in their businesses. Its goal was to fast-track the start-ups’ growth, help build skills to develop innovative products and access new markets.

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 “The Mars Accelerator has completely changed the path of our lives. Up until the program, we were just doing the vegan cheese thing as a bit of a side hustle. It was amazing having a whole team of mentors and advisors purely focussed on making us a success, and we really needed knowledgeable people who could steer us in the right direction".

Veronica Fil, Grounded

Meet the cohort

Meet the teams who took part in the seeds for change accelerator



Bush to Bowl is a 100% owned indigenous social enterprise that seeks to foster healing and connection for First Nations People, aligning them with Country and traditional foodways.


Have you got questions?

Office hours is an opportunity for you to book in a 20 minute session with one of the team to talk through any questions you have about the program.

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